Charles Konan Banny Biography – Age, Career, Family, Net Worth & Death

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Charles Konan Banny is a famous Ivorian politician. He was born on November 11, 1942 and his birthplace is Ivory Coast, Divo Ivory Coast.

Age

Charles is listed as a successful Politician who was born in the year of 1942. He is also ranked in the richest person list from Ivory Coast. His first name is “Charles” and his last name is “Konan Banny”

Profile

Full Name Charles Konan Banny
Occupation Politician
Age 78
Date of Birth November 11, 1942
Place of Birth Ivory Coast, Divo Ivory Coast
Star Sign Scorpio
Country Ivory Coast
Gender Male

Career

Banny joined the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in 1976, holding various positions in the Bank over the years. In 1988 he became Special Advisor to the Governor of BCEAO. After BCEAO Governor Alassane Ouattara became Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Banny was appointed Interim Governor on 4 December 1990. On 22 December 1993, he was appointed Governor, formally taking the position on 1 January 1994. He was reappointed for another six-year term as Governor on 17 June 1999, with the term beginning on 1 January 2000.

Banny’s selection to replace Seydou Diarra as transitional Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire was announced on 5 December 2005. His term was expected to end in October 2006, when national elections were to be held; however, elections were not held by the deadline, and the term of President Laurent Gbagbo was extended for another year, with Banny’s powers increased during that period.

Because of his selection as prime minister, Banny was barred from running for the office of President of Côte d’Ivoire. Following a peace deal in March 2007, New Forces leader Guillaume Soro was appointed as Prime Minister at the end of the month, and he took over from Banny on 4 April

Banny also held the position of Minister of Economy and Finance from December 2005 to April 2007

Family

Not much is not about the former Ivorian prime minister

Net Worth

Charles Konan Banny’s net worth or net income is estimated to be $1 million – $2 million dollars. He made such amount of wealth from his primary career as a Politician.

Death

Former Ivory Coast prime minister Charles Konan Banny died in a Paris hospital on Friday after contracting Covid-19, close aides said.

Banny, 78, who was in office from 2005-2007, was being treated at the American Hospital in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine after contracting the disease in Ivory Coast.

“He changed my perception of Ivorian politics and of some of its actors,” said Guillaume Soro, another former prime minister who is now in exile.

A member of the Ivoirian Democratic Party (PDCI), French-educated banker Konan Banny became prime minister in December 2005 under a UN resolution. He served until April 2007.

In 2011, after an electoral crisis left 3,000 people dead, he was named head of the Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation.

The father-of-four had previously held the post of governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).

He ran for president, unsuccessfully, in 2015 against current incumbent Alassane Ouattara.

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